David Hockney paints with iPhone

Andrew Hearst previously talked about David Hockey’s iPhone paintings here. His Daily Mail link appears to be dead now, but I came across another article about the prolific artist and his new painting medium. Using the Brushes application he’s created gorgeous iPhone paintings that look like watercolors. The New York Review of Books’ Lawrence Weschler documents the process.

It is a lovely read. Thinking about a 70 plus year old painter finding a new way to express himself just makes me all giddy. And the thought of producing art and sharing it in real time, via email and text, without galleries involved, is very intriguing. An accompanying audio slide show is here.